Do we agree with the politics or actually like the film?
Okay, I'm conflicted. I watched this movie last night for the first time in years. I remembered seeing it as a teenager when it first came out and loving it. (And that was back when I still believed Reagan was the greatest modern president.) Watching it now, I can't help feeling like I did when I saw Fahrenheit 9/11. I love the film's politics, but I couldn't get over the fact that I just didn't find it a very good film.
Satire is a specific tool that should be wielded like a scalpel. Bad satire thumps you over the head like a 2-by-4, and that seemed to be what this did. There were individual scenes of brilliance, but the overall effect seemed to be way too over-the-top.
So I guess my question is: does anybody who loves this film actually love it for any cinematic reasons, or is it more of a pep rally for our political views? And what's more important?